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Adam Lambert Week in Review – July 6-12, 2014

July 13, 2014

By JuneauXena and Claudia. Follow us on Twitter @JuneauXena@XenaPW, @GlamFanNation & @AdamLambertBook

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QUEEN + ADAM

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July 12 Detroit, Michigan at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
– Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 13 Toronto, Ontario at the Air Canada Centre.
– Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 14 Montreal, Quebec at the Bell Centre.
– Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center.
– Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 17 New York, New York at the Madison Square Garden.
– Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 19 Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
– Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 20 Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.
– Doors at 6:30pm ET. Tickets on sale here.

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run4roses132: "I WANT IT ALL" Queen + Adam Lambert at @thepalaceofauburnhills #queen #adamlambert AMAZING!!!

run4roses132: “I WANT IT ALL” Queen + Adam Lambert at @thepalaceofauburnhills #queen #adamlambert AMAZING!!!

Photo credit: Jason Janik

Photo credit: Jason Janik

Photo credit: Jason Janik

Photo credit: Jason Janik

Photo credit: Jason Janik

Photo credit: Jason Janik

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Photo by @AmberBoc

Photo by @AmberBoc

By abbowitz on IG: #Queen and #AdamLambert #Detroit ~ http://tinyurl.com/ngzegh2

By abbowitz on IG: #Queen and #AdamLambert #Detroit ~ http://tinyurl.com/ngzegh2

Great photos from T.A.O.G. Facebook Album

More Detroit photos here from RockImitatesArt

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

New York Times – Stepping In, Out in Front – By no other than Jon Caramanica! “…But the rest of the band members are mindful of the group’s legacy, and are always on the lookout for opportunities, though they may not have expected to find one on the “American Idol” stage. It was there in 2009 that they collaborated with Adam Lambert, the most theatrical contestant in the show’s history, and one of its most gifted vocalists, too. (They also played with the eventual winner, Kris Allen, a mouse next to Lambert’s cheetah.)”

Dallas Morning News – Royal flush: Queen + Adam Lambert prove they’re still the champions “…Along with Lambert’s incendiary vocals, an all-too-rare commodity rippled through the show: utter graciousness. Lambert made no attempt to take things over, simply trusting in the power of his voice, sexiness and shocking charisma (all every bit a match for Mercury’s) to carry things. He stepped offstage several times to let the pure Queen love rule the arena (and to change costumes — May’s halfway-mark solo went on so long that my friend wondered if Lambert had spent that time actually getting his arm tattoos, which weren’t visible before his re-entrance, painted on backstage)…”

Dallas Observer – Queen + Adam Lambert at American Airlines Center, 7/10/14 “…Although Lambert brought great energy and stunning vocals to epic ballads such as “Somebody to Love” and “The Show Must Go On”, his snugglier niche were the uptempo classics such as “Under Pressure.” He seemed heavily influenced by, but never attempting to emulate, Mercury. Rather, he resembled an understudy relishing his moment rather than a permanent replacement, incredulous to be playing with his idols, respectful of his elders, while unapologetically asserting himself with great charm and humor…”

WebPro News – Adam Lambert No Freddie Mercury, But Next Best Thing “It was plain to see that Lambert had achieved the very delicate balance of leading with his vocals while still honoring Freddie Mercury–and with some of the band’s original fans in the audience–that was no small feat.”

Queen Zone – Q+AL – a musician’s perspective  “…Music is an experience of emotion. It is the soundtrack of our lives. Songs bring people back to their youth. Changing any one variable can translate to being an attack on one’s memory or not being faithful to their past. Just take a deep breath and know that nobody’s trying to trivialize that. But let’s call a spade a spade. These feelings of having realized that 30 years have passed and that your dreams didn’t come true and that you’re 50-something and missed the boat are then externalized onto the music of your youth, that time of hopes and dreams – when we were kids when we were young and things seemed so perfect, you know – and the creators of said music are typecast into the listener’s past and are almost not allowed to live in the present. Ask Journey fans who can’t hear Steve Perry sing Don’t Stop Believin’ with his old mates anymore, or Yes fans who can’t hear Jon Anderson do And You And I or Roundabout. Some people would prefer to see Brian and Roger call it a day because Freddie Mercury died. Fortunately they don’t care about your opinion. Even if they did, they wouldn’t have time for it. They have packed arenas to play to…”

Yahoo Music – Lyndsey Parker’s review: Queen + Adam Lambert Bring Fabulosity, Freddie Reverence to L.A.’s Fabulous Forum “…Adam guzzled Moët et Chandon from his pretty cabinet while splayed grandly across a velvet fainting couch during a very killer “Killer Queen.” He amusingly gave a shoutout to all the “fat-ass bitches” during “Fat-Bottomed Girls.” He had the crowd going ga ga, and clapping along Live Aid-style, for “Radio Ga Ga.” And he rocked five costume changes, including one with floor-sweeping gold leather fringe, plus one pageant-worthy rhinestone crown that surely made the aforementioned Drag Race contestants emerald-green with envy. Adam made the “Fabulous Forum” just a little more fabulous on Thursday night…”

Speakers + Amplifiers – Queen + Adam Lambert at the LA Forum – July 3, 2014 “…Then, keeping the ‘74 party going strong, they launched into a pile driving version of “Stone Cold Crazy”, also from Sheer Heart Attack.  From the outset, the band sounded to be in peak form – powerful, melodic and majestic.  For his part, Lambert came out like he owned the place.  He neither tried to mimic Mercury, nor did he hide the influence that Freddie had on him as a performer already.  By the time he began belting out the next song, “Another One Bites the Dust”, I was “all in” on Lambert.  Can he replace Freddie Mercury?  Of course not – but he is a perfect fit as the singer of this version of Queen.”

Las Vegas Review Journal – Lambert’s voice, style fit for a Queen  “On tempestuous torch song “Somebody to Love,” Lambert howled with gospel-like fervor, sounding like he was shouting down the devil during a Sunday sermon; on climactic ballad “Who Wants To Live Forever?” he glared upward as he shot his voice to the rafters where it seemingly dislodged a massive disco ball that descended from above; during the rockabilly swing of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” he hiked up his upper lip, looking like an evil Elvis as May soloed with mouth agape.”

Macdonald.writer – the show must go on: queen + adam lambert rocked the joint in vegas. “For his part, Lambert—the “new kid”—prowled, strutted and preened across the stage like he owned it. Anyone who’s following Freddie Mercury can’t be a shrinking violet and Lambert certainly made this set his own, putting his own stamp on Queen’s daunting setlist. He was never more at home than with Killer Queen. Perched on a purple chaise and guzzling Moet & Chandon, Lambert was campy, theatrical, over-the-top and basking in music befitting both his vocal range and Broadway diva stage presence. For Lambert and the fans, Killer Queen was just one high point of many on this night; an obvious marriage of classic Queen and Lambert’s interpretation. Watching May work share the stage and clown with Lambert during Killer Queen, it was evident that he was truly enjoying the performance.”

Las Vegas Review Journal – See what concerts are pulling in the big bucks “Queen + Adam Lambert’s two-night stint at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel last weekend was both a critical and financial success, grossing nearly $900,000 on a pair of sellouts.

Here are the numbers on those shows as well as other recent Vegas concerts courtesy of Billboard’s Boxscore:

Artist: Queen + Adam Lambert

Venue: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel

Date: July 5-6

Gross sales: $890,970

Attendance/capacity: 5,388/5,388

Shows/sellouts: 2/2

Prices: $300, $250, $125, $49.50″

Via Saulibert Forever: “I was watching a really cool clip of (Queen’s) Brian May and Roger (Taylor) sitting next to Adam (Lambert), and both Brian and Roger said that (Lambert) just kind of kicked them in the ass, brought another level ofintensity and energy to the band. And I feel very, very strongly that’s what Richie did for us as well.” — Rob Halford (on working with guitarist Ritchie Faulkner instead of K.K. Downing)

Courier-Post – Queen teams up with Adam Lambert  “When it comes to reality television shows, I can be a little bit of a hater…Like, don’t you think they’d occasionally get it right? Isn’t it lame I can only recall a handful of winners? Is the cream actually rising to the top? Oh, wait — Adam Lambert, runner-up in the eighth season of “American Idol,” is currently touring as the lead singer of the reunited, reinvigorated Queen. And the new Queen is playing to hugely supportive audiences and injecting new life into one of the greatest song-by-song rock catalogs of all time.”

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ADAM SIGHTINGS

Rufus and Adam out shopping in Detroit

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VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS

Love this Bohemian Rhapsody from LA Forum – by TALCVids

Queen + Adam Lambert in Detroit Part 1 via Taylor Stephens

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DEPARTMENT OF LOL

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 Tom & Lorenzo – BREAKING: ADAM LAMBERT TO JOIN THE VILLAGE PEOPLE. PHOTOS GALORE! “We’re just old enough to be a little freaked out by how much what used to pass for gay male subculture has passed into the mainstream, from drag to the gay leather scene. Sure, America got introduced to leatherboy getups when the Village People hit the big time, but most people remained oblivious at the time as to what those costumes represented for gay men. Adam’s out, proud, and sashaying that leather-clad ass for the world to see. It’s not a big deal, but there was a time not that long ago when something like this would have been considered a big deal – and time before that when the reference would have gone over most people’s heads.”

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TWEET BEAT

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adamlambert: Some Illuminati Guitar Hero Epicness

adamlambert: Some Illuminati Guitar Hero Epicness

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adamlambert: Earth Tones – young me

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SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION

GIT YER GLAM TATOOS AND DECALS NOW!! 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2014 12:28 pm

    tremendous pictures!!!

  2. July 13, 2014 12:46 pm

    Thank you. You are so appreciated for all you do — this was an especially great week in review.

  3. Evelyn permalink
    July 13, 2014 3:12 pm

    THANK YOU ADAM, being true to yourself, you charged the world of music to a new height, excitement, expectation and a lot of people’s perspective. I love you forever. Thank you, Queen for believing in Adam as we have, when we saw in him first audition in American Idol. Thank you for this website, which chronicled everything Adam. Thank you fellow fans. Enjoy the ride; Be True to Yourself!!

  4. Janet permalink
    July 13, 2014 5:12 pm

    I was delighted you used my pic from Detroit, as it was the only pic I got the whole night! I was too mesmerized standing at the end of the catwalk to actually take more pictures, lol! (I’m @AmbrrBoc). Thank you for compiling these pics and reviews. I truly appreciate all the work you put in.

  5. July 14, 2014 1:14 pm

    Fan troop contest …Billboard….Glamberts are behind Katycats….go vote for Glam everyone
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6157553/fan-army-face-off-round-2

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